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The impact of product subsidies on plant-level total factor productivity in Britain, 1997-2014.

Harris, R. and Moffat, J. D. (2020) 'The impact of product subsidies on plant-level total factor productivity in Britain, 1997-2014.', Scottish journal of political economy. .

Abstract

The United Kingdom’s imminent departure from the European Union provides the opportunity for a more selective industrial strategy. This paper therefore analyses the effect of product subsidies on productivity in British manufacturing plants between 1997 and 2014 in order to provide evidence on the desirability of extending their use. The results suggest that low rates of subsidization had either a positive or no effect but higher rates had a negative effect on total factor productivity in some sectors. This implies that increasing the generosity of subsidies does not offer a means of improving the UK’s productivity performance.

Item Type:Article
Full text:Publisher-imposed embargo until 14 January 2022.
(AM) Accepted Manuscript
First Live Deposit - 04 December 2019
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1111/sjpe.12240
Record Created:04 Dec 2019 12:58
Last Modified:16 Jan 2020 11:16

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